International Workshop

Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2024

June 10-12, 2024

Objectives and format

Electron-energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) are powerful and rapidly developing techniques to study various spatially and temporally textured excitations in solids and molecules, such as plasmons. While they ultimately yield similar information on such modes using respectively electrons and photons as probing particles, the mechanism through which these techniques do so can be radically different. The goal of this workshop is to bring together EELS and SNOM experts in order to exchange on the recent progress in these methods and to discuss their possible symbiosis. The topics will cover fundamental research, instrumentation, modelling and applications.

The program includes invited talks, contributed talks and posters. The maximum number of participants is 70 persons. Young scientists and female participants are highly welcome.


Fabrizio Carbone (EPFL, Switzerland)
Alexey Kuzmenko (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Invited speakers

Ilke Arslan (University of Chicago, USA)
Peter Baum (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Lara Benfatto (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Joshua Caldwell (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)
Andrea Cavalleri (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
Siyuan Dai (Auburn University, USA)
Lukas Eng (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Javier Garcia de Abajo (Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
Rainer Hillenbrand (nanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain)
Ido Kaminer (Technion, Israel)
Mengkun Liu (Stony Brook University, USA)
Prineha Narang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Alexey Nikitin (Donostia International Physics Center, Spain)
Julien Schwab (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Nahid Talebi (University of Kiel, Germany)
Gianmaria Vanacore (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)


The registration to the conference is closed, please contact us via e-mail at if you have any question.


  • The registration will close on March 24th.
  • The decision of acceptance will be sent by e-mail  before April 15th.

Administrative & technical support

Adriana Bonito Aleman (UNIGE)
Pierre Bouillot (UNIGE)
Leonor Camporeale (EPFL)
Gregory Manfrini (UNIGE)
Jean-Claude Schnuriger (UNIGE)
Natacha Triscone (UNIGE)




Adrien BercherNear field imaging of plasmon polariton in triggered metal-insulator boundary
Simona BorrelliDynamic Phase-Space Shaping and Characterization of Free-Electron Beams in an RF-Cavity-Based UTEM
Paolo CattaneoUnifying frequency metrology across microwave, optical, and free-electron domains
Iris CrasseeHighly confined epsilon-near-zero- and surface-phonon polaritons in SrTiO3 membranes
Beatrice FerrariEnhanced Electron Modulation in Photon Induced Near-Field Electron Microscopy (PINEM) with Shaped Light Fields
Jacopo FioreFingerprints of amplitude (Higgs) and phase (Josephson plasmons) superconducting collective modes in THz two-dimensional coherent spectroscopy
Xin JinAnomalous Low-energy Electron Beam Irradiation Effect
Daniel KazenwadelUltrafast Phase Fluctuations in Vanadium Dioxide
Konstantin MalchowCombining photoluminescence and electroluminescence in small gap molecular junctions
Maximilian MattesFemtosecond electron beam probe of ultrafast electronics
Anaswara RamachandranPump-Probe bio-TEM with optically compressed pulses
Habib RostamiNonlinear Photocurrent in Topological Materials
Miguel Ángel Sánchez MartínezUnraveling Pines' demon in Sr2RuO4
Prasana Kumar SahooExotic 2D Lateral Heterostructures and Optoelectronic Devices
Tamir ShpiroFree-Electron Computed Tomography of Near-Fields
Javier Taboada-GutiérrezUnveiling the Mechanism of Phonon-Polariton Damping in alpha-MoO3
Wenhua ZhaoElectron-photon interaction for electrons traversing plasmonic nanostructures


The conference will take place in Nyon (Switzerland) at the restaurant O’Les Terrasses Du Lac (Rue de Rive 13).

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place at the restaurant L’auberge du Château (Place du Château 8, Nyon).


Participants need to arrange their own accommodation in Nyon. Below are 3 suggestions for hotels in Nyon :

Hotel Real****

Place de Savoie 1
1260 Nyon
+41 22 365 85 85

Hotel Ambassador****

Rue St-Jean 26
1260 Nyon
+41 22 994 48 48

B&B Hotel***

Allée de la petite Prairie 20
1260 Nyon
+41 22 512 17 77

Nyon map

A: Conference (O'Les Terrasses Du Lac)
B: Hotel Real
C: Hotel Ambassador
D: B&B Hotel
E: Train station
F: Place du Château (Conference dinner at L'auberge du Château; Start of the excursion)

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